The weeklong Florida’s Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins today, May 28, offering consumers a savings on supplies that may come in handy during the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The sales tax holiday runs through June 6. Click here to view the official list of tax-exempt items

For an excellent resource of information on storm readiness, including tips on staying safe before, during and after a severe weather event, check out OUC Storm Center.

Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts an above-normal period of storm activity, with 13 to 20 named storms, six to 10 hurricanes and three to five major hurricanes in 2021. One named storm, Ana, preceded the official start of the season by 10 days but didn’t pose a threat.